Dec 17, 2017
The Biblical Story of Immanuel (God With Us)

This week Pastor Deric continues our Christmas series Hope Arriving with a sermon entitled “The Biblical Story of Immanuel (God With Us)”

Questions
Matthew 1:21-23
Ice Breaker: Name one person that is not a family member that has had the greatest influence in your life. Why?

 

1. Immanuel means “God with us”. Find 3 other places in the New Testament and 3 places in the Old Testament illustrating God dwelling with his people.
2. Read Romans 5:1. How does this verse parallel with Luke 2:14?
3. What are the divine attributes that Mary ascribes to God in her song of praise (Luke 1:46-55)? What does this reveal about her relationship with Him?
4. What can you do to remember the significance of Christmas in your life each day?
5. Jesus was always intentional in fulfilling His purpose in coming into the world. If we live with intentionality toward fulfilling His calling on our lives, how might our lives look differently?

6. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

"'For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.' That's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown." - Linus

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  • Dec 17, 2017The Biblical Story of Immanuel (God With Us)
    Dec 17, 2017
    The Biblical Story of Immanuel (God With Us)

    This week Pastor Deric continues our Christmas series Hope Arriving with a sermon entitled “The Biblical Story of Immanuel (God With Us)”

    Questions
    Matthew 1:21-23
    Ice Breaker: Name one person that is not a family member that has had the greatest influence in your life. Why?

     

    1. Immanuel means “God with us”. Find 3 other places in the New Testament and 3 places in the Old Testament illustrating God dwelling with his people.
    2. Read Romans 5:1. How does this verse parallel with Luke 2:14?
    3. What are the divine attributes that Mary ascribes to God in her song of praise (Luke 1:46-55)? What does this reveal about her relationship with Him?
    4. What can you do to remember the significance of Christmas in your life each day?
    5. Jesus was always intentional in fulfilling His purpose in coming into the world. If we live with intentionality toward fulfilling His calling on our lives, how might our lives look differently?

    6. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

    "'For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.' That's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown." - Linus

  • Dec 10, 2017Jesus Saves!
    Dec 10, 2017
    Jesus Saves!

    This week Pastor Deric continues our Christmas series Hope Arriving with a sermon entitled “Jesus Saves!”

    Questions
    Matthew 1:21

    Ice Breaker: What would you do with your time if you didn’t have to work?

    1. What is Jesus’ name in Hebrew? What is the significance of the meaning of his name?
    2. What sign did the angel give to the shepherds concerning the newborn baby? What is so surprising about this detail?
    3. Read Luke 2:19. What does it mean that Mary “treasured” and “pondered” the things said about Jesus? How can we do the same?
    4. Find the chapter in Isaiah that reveals the purpose of the Messiah’s coming was to save mankind from their sins? After reading this chapter, how does it impact the way you view Jesus laying in a manger?
    5. What can you do to avoid the worldly aspects of the Christmas season and stay focused on Jesus instead?
    6. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
     

    “If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: “God with us.” We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ. The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!” - John MacArthur

  • Dec 3, 2017The Great Unveiling
    Dec 3, 2017
    The Great Unveiling

    This week Pastor Deric begins our Christmas series Hope Arriving with a sermon entitled “The Great Unveiling”

    Questions

    John 1:1-5, 14-18

    Ice Breaker: If you could give someone special in your life ANY gift in the world, what would it be? Why?

    1. Israel had long hoped for the arrival of the Messiah and God’s salvation through him - find 3 prophecies from the Old Testament regarding the coming of Jesus.
    2. Keeping verses 14 & 18 in mind, read Philippians 2:3-8. How should Christ’s example of humility and self-sacrifice change the way we treat one another?
    3. In verse 18 we see that one of Jesus’ purpose in coming into the world was to reveal God to mankind. Find three other verses from John that illustrate this.
    4. Read Lk.1:26-38. If you were in Mary’s shoes, how would you respond to the angel’s annunciation of Christ’s birth? What thoughts might be going through your mind?
    5. How should the magnitude of God’s gift to us in Jesus influence our generosity this holiday season?
    6. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
     

    "Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world." - C.S. Lewis